Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: Italy and New Zealand

Yay! We’re headed back to Epcot for another great World Showcase booth review at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Our stops today include guest favorites Italy and New Zealand.

If you’re looking for your other favorite booths, be sure to check out ALL the info and brand new photos on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages.

Click on any booth or country name, to see detailed information, menus, and prices, and you’ll also see our all-new photos from each booth!

Italy

Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival Italy Booth has been a mainstay of the Food and Wine Festival since the very beginning, way back in 1996.

Italy Marketplace Booth

This year, we said goodbye to a few dishes, but enthusiastically welcomed some awesome additions to the menu!

2012 Italy Marketplace Booth Menu -- Click to Enlarge

New to the Italy Booth this year is the Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani — a sweet sausage with peppers, served with ciabatta bread.

I really enjoyed this miniature take on an Italian classic, sweet sausage and peppers. And I love that there’s a new sausage kid on the block to join Germany’s Bratwurst and Canada’s Chicken Chipotle Sausage!

Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani (Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper, Ciabatta Bread)

A fan favorite — the Ravioli di Formaggio all-Emiliana — returns, and is just as delicious as ever! The large cheese ravioli is smothered in a meaty, creamy, tomato-laced sauce, and is then topped with [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Italy and Greece Booths

It’s time for more 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booth food pictures! Let’s head over to two extremely popular booths: Italy and Greece!

As always, if you want to see full coverage of each booth, check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Click on any booth or country name for detailed information, menus, photos, and prices.

Italy
Italy introduced a new item this year that was just wonderful — the Cappellini con Gamberi Piccanti, or, pasta with spicy shrimp and garlic! It was gorgeous!

I loved the angel hair pasta, which caught the sauce beautifully. The spicy shrimp gave some great flavor to the dish as well.

Cappellini con Gamberi Piccanti (Cappellini Pasta with Spicy Shrimp) -– $5.25

Cappellini con Gamberi Piccanti (Cappellini Pasta with Spicy Shrimp)

The ravioli this year is very similar to last year (they’re just using the Italian name this year ;-D). Delicious — the perfect comfort [Read more…]

DIY Disney: 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Polpetini, Italy Pavilion

About twice a month, our resident Chef BigFatPanda puts together his amazing step-by-step, photo-filled posts where he and Chef Mickey show you their adventures in the kitchen cooking up Disney goodies! Today, Chef Big Fat Panda’s DIY Disney Recipes column brings us a savory, original recipe from this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Take it away, Chef!

Hey everyone! I’ve got something very good in store for you this time.

In my home — in my neighborhood — my family is semi-famous when it comes to Meatballs. In fact, a popular restaurant located in The Villages, FL, recently adopted our meatball recipe and now serves “Mama Maria’s Meatballs”. Maria is my cousin and took full credit, but that’s a whole other story :-)

Polpetini Ingredients

So, as this is The Disney Food Blog, I am not able to just say: here is my family’s recipe. We gotta stick to the whole Disney recipe thing. But guess what? The recipe used for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Italy booth‘s Polpetini (meatballs) this year is almost identical to [Read more…]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures: France, Italy, and Japan Booths

We’re headed out to the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival again today, but first I wanted to share a few more of the items we sampled yesterday! Don’t forget, to see full coverage of each booth — including food pictures, menus, and pricing — check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Just click on any booth name for detailed information!

France
We sampled the Cosmo Slush and Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee yesterday — both incredible, but I was really taken with the Cosmo Slush!! Of course, the escargot and Short ribs are back again this year, too! You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our France Booth Page!

Cosmo Slush and Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee

Italy
We sampled everything edible in Italy and were blown away! The ravioli is superb; the polpettine were delicious (loved the sauce); and while the cannoli [Read more…]